YO 2019 European Tour

Youth Orchestra in rehearsal

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO), led by Wattis Foundation Music Director Christian Reif, embarked on its 11th international tour in the summer of 2019 presenting concerts in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Hungary over seventeen days. In advance of the European tour, the SFSYO performed a "Bon Voyage" concert in June at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall led by Christian Reif.

Violinist Karen Gomyo joined the SFSYO for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Bon Voyage concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and at Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark. Violinist Nicola Benedetti joined the SFSYO for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Odense Koncerthus in Odense, Denmark; the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany; the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany; the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria; and the Margaret Island Open-Air Stage in Budapest, Hungary.

Tour repertoire also included Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Prelude No. 1 from contemporary German composer Detlev Glanert’s Three American Preludes.

Read more about the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, download photos, and watch informational videos at sfsymphony.org/youthorchestra.


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Jason Pyszkowski
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program

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